For fun in the sun, there’s no place like Clearwater, Florida, which is often one of the 10 best destinations in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice of the best beaches in America. There is lot of parking and drop your towel: take a ferry to Caladesi Island to visit a pristine beach, or go to North Beach at Fort De Soto, for kayaking. You can also see some action in Clearwater Beach, where you can enjoy the afternoon strolling through shops and restaurants.
And the average temperature is 28 degrees in July, a few degrees cooler than in Miami, and the gentle gulf is equally warm.
Why is a good plan
Clearwater is located just 18 miles from Tampa, which has seen below average rates due to increased flight capacity, according to Clem Bason, president, Hotwire Group. In addition, rates for hotels in the area fell 3% in 2010 to an average of $102 per night. Improve your chances of getting a bargain because summer is mid season here.
At the Sheraton Sand Key Resort four stars (sheratonsandkey.com) with a starting price of $ 164 per night in summer) to enjoy a private beach.